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Our vision is to be the Institute of Choice for Highway Engineers. Our mission is to provide professional development opportunities, support and leadership for individuals to achieve and maintain professional recognition.

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  • We’ve been registering engineers and technicians with the Engineering Council since 1972 and accrediting academic courses since 1989. We’re proud of our long history and provide our members with 50 plus years of highways experience.

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The IHE Highway Engineering Academy offers industry-led training in highway engineering. Through one of our specialist training courses leading to an industry-recognised Professional Certificate or Diploma, the HEA delivers the qualifications, skills and knowledge demanded by the highways industry which are in short supply today.

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Join us for an Unforgettable Presidential Evening at Stirling Castle!

  • Wednesday March 13, 2024

Join the Institute of Highway Engineers (IHE) for an evening of grandeur and celebration amidst the historic walls of Stirling Castle on Friday 21st June 2024, as we host our prestigious Presidential Event.

Supported by headline sponsors, Arcadis and Clearview Intelligence, celebrate the handover from current President Martin Polland, as he welcomes incoming President Katharine Kelly, who will lead the Institute from June 2024-2026.

Celebrating consecutive Scotland-based Presidents, IHE wishes to honour our strong local presence and has chosen the historic Stirling Castle as the venue for this prestigious event. 

What to Expect:

  • Formal welcome into the castle by a Scottish piper
  • Drinks Reception: Begin your evening with a delightful reception in the castle gardens.
  • 3-Course Meal: Savour the flavours of a sumptuous meal served in Scotland’s medieval banqueting hall.
  • Traditional Scottish Ceilidh: Let loose and immerse yourself in the joyous rhythms of Scottish traditional dancing.

Tables are now available for reservation, and we invite you and your organisation to join us for what promises to be an unforgettable evening.

For detailed information on the table packages available, please refer to our event page and join industry colleagues BEAR Scotland, Amey and WJ, who have already booked their tables for this exciting industry event. 

IHE looks forward to the pleasure of your company as we gather to honour our Presidents and celebrate the enduring spirit of the Institute.

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